Monday, November 3, 2008
PLEASE BE SMART TOMORROW
THE GHOST OF YOU LINGERS (DEMO) --- SPOON
& if you were here would you calm me down or settle the score? on the northeast corridor i first heard this song, on amtrack on the coast of rhode island, it was midsummer and the train moving very fast, this blur of sunset and ocean. at the time i had the ap bio text on my lap and i was supposed to be outlining things, defining things, understanding things but i didn't care because i had this, this song with all that power --- so devastating in that smooth echo, that thud of sound, exhausting --- and i had to my left the ocean spread out, the beach. once five or six kids sitting on top of a railroad bridge, skinny legs dangling. i didn't know if they would jump off or if they would just sit there and watch the sun go, but you never know what people will do when you see them only so quick, that division of a second before the train goes back into the forest.